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Excerpt of A Modern Myth: Grady's Return
She never thought it would feel so good. She closed her eyes as his
lips trailed down her throat. Her legs moved around his lean hips and locked
behind his waist. She met each thrust with one of her own. His mouth caught
her next moan as his lips met hers, his tongue thrusting in time to their
joined bodies. The deeper he went, the more breathless she became. She knew
her climax was close and wondered how she could handle it. Was it possible to
die from too much pleasure?
“Oh, God!” She wailed as she dug her fingernails into his back.
“No, say my name!” Came his hoarse reply.
She shook her head; not sure she could speak again, but then the
scream was ripped from her lungs as his final thrust pushed her over the
“Oh, Grady!” Nada Berch screamed as she rolled off the bed. Her arms
went up to protect her face, but the plush carpet protected her body from
harm. She knew from past experience never to have hard wood floors in her
bedroom ever again. Her legs were caught up in the sheet, but she left it
alone. Instead, she rolled onto her back and stared up at the white ceiling.
Nada took a deep breath and sighed. Her gaze moved from her nightshirt
to her feet, which were still on her bed. She bit her lip and pushed up to
a sitting position. After pulling her legs from the sheet, she stood and
then sat on the edge of her empty queen sized bed. She leaned forward,
crossed her arms over her knees and rested her forehead on her wrists.
The tears were unexpected, but she didn’t try to stop them.
How could a dream seem so real when she’d never experienced anything
like that before, let alone with Grady Duncan? She and Grady had only shared
one kiss, before fate intervened and left him in a coma. Even her lovemaking
with Derek, the only other man she’d ever loved, hadn’t been as good as that
Nada had convinced herself months earlier that Grady would never
wake up. Even his doctors said that once he hit the one-year mark, the odds
got even worse. When he hit the two-year mark in six months, the hospital
would have to transfer him to a long-term care facility. Nada dreaded that,
since the nearest one was over thirty miles away. Grady being at the
hospital where she worked made her frequent visits easier, though in the
last few months she had cut them down to once a week. She had to accept
that even if he did wake up at this point, he wouldn’t be the Grady she
knew. She hated referring to him as a vegetable, but that had been the
only way she was able to begin distancing herself from him.
The twins were a much-needed distraction, even though the stress
of learning they were growing faster than normal didn’t help her state of
mind. They were a year old but looked like two-year-olds. That wasn’t too
shocking at current, but if they kept up that growth, she wouldn’t be able
to hide it for long. Not to mention that they did have the same thirst for
blood, though it had been too much to hope that they wouldn’t have taken
after their parents. They were also exceptionally bright and spoke too
clearly even for two-year-olds. Thinking about the twins reminded her that
she had screamed herself awake. Nada was surprised she couldn’t hear them
crying. She got up and left her bedroom, heading for the twins’ room. The
door was ajar, so she slowly pushed it wider for entrance.
Their voices came at the same time. Nada looked from Dawn to Drew, and
then she smiled. They both stood in their cribs, pressed to the side closest
to their sibling. The toddlers held hands over the railings.
She walked over to stand between their cribs. She leaned over and
gave each of them a kiss on the cheek. “I’m fine, sweets. Sorry I woke you.
Mommy had a bad dream.”
“Feel better now?” Drew asked in a small voice.
She looked at his dark head. Her son looked too much like Kyros, though she
tried not to let that bother her. After all, Kyros had looked like Derek.
Well, almost. Nada scanned his features, trying to determine if there was
anything wrong with them. She caressed his small cheek and nodded. Since he
was usually the one waking her up with his own nightmares, she was relieved
not having to ask him that question. She hoped he grew out of them soon,
since his screams were blood curdling and took several minutes of her soothing
to calm him down. “I’m fine, baby.”
Nada turned to look at Dawn. She didn’t know whom Dawn looked like.
The blonde hair and blue eyes certainly didn’t come from her side of the
family. Her daughter looked like an angel, and she had hopes that none of
Kyros’ evil would ever corrupt her. At least nightmares didn’t seem to plague
her sleep. Nada looked back at Drew and nodded again. Just because he looked
like his father, didn’t mean he’d be like him. Both of her children would be
“You two go back to sleep. Mommy’s sorry she woke you. See you in
the morning.” Nada pulled the door shut behind her as she left and then
leaned against it. She closed her eyes to fight the tears threatening to
When she heard the ringing, she thought it was in her head. She pushed away
from the door and headed back to her room. It was the phone. Who could
be calling in the middle of the night? The hospital hadn’t done that since
she had the twins, and she didn’t have any other family. “Grady!” She
breathed and raced to the phone.
“Nada, he’s awake.” She heard Dr. Zack Thorton say.
“I’ll be right there.” She hung up without another word.
The next half-hour was a blur. Nada took the twins to a neighbor and
headed to the hospital. She barely listened as Zack tried to tell her Grady’s
condition. She wouldn’t relax until they let her in his room. As she stood
staring at his sleeping form, Zack placed his hands on her shoulders.
“He only came to for a few minutes before falling asleep. He was
awake when I called but was out when I came back. No one’s been able to ask
him any questions.”
Nada nodded and approached the bed. She took one of Grady’s hands in
hers. “I’ll stay here until he wakes up again.” She glanced up at Zack
and gave him an apologetic look. “Could you please give us some time?”
His hands had slid away from her shoulders and were resting at his
sides. She could see his jaw tighten slightly, but he nodded. “Sure, Hon.
I’ll be on rounds if you need me.”
Nada nodded and looked back at Grady. She pulled a chair closer to
the bed and sat in it. Nada lifted his hand to her mouth and kissed his
knuckles. “Grady, can you hear me? It’s Nada.” Leaning forward, she placed
her ear to his chest. His heartbeat was definitely stronger. The rhythmic
sound of it put her to sleep.
She awoke abruptly when she felt her hand squeezed. Nada sat up abruptly and
gasped to see his eyes open. “Grady!” She knew she should call someone,
but she didn’t want anyone interfering with their reunion. “How are you?”
Impulsively, she kissed his cheek.
He watched her for a moment before parting his lips. His dry tongue
came out and tried to lick his lips but was unable to moisten them. As he
tried to ask for water, Nada reached for the pitcher on the table and poured
him some. She held the straw for him as he took a tentative sip. He nodded
his thank you and again focused on her. He licked his lips again and cleared
“Who are you?” His voice was hoarse, but she understood every word.
Nada covered her mouth, as her other hand reached out to hit the call
button. By the time the room filled with people, the tears in her eyes made
them all unrecognizable.
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